Remembering The Past: Past Sayreville Bars

By Diane Norek Harrison

SAYREVILLE-Here are some more past Sayreville bars that I never printed: In 1934, The Silver Arrow was on Upper Main St. on Route 4. It was formally The Gables. “Come up and see Nick and Bill.”

In 1936, The Haufbrau was on State Highway 35 in Morgan. They had special entertainment with Jack White of New Brunswick, singer of radio station WNEW.


In 1937, was Henry’s Chateau “Where you are sure of the Best” Steamed clams and broth was served to patrons on Friday. Dancing to the music of a popular orchestra on Fri. and Sat. nights. It was located on Washington Rd. in President Part with Henny Wist as the proprietor.

The Venetian Gardens, formally the Sea Croft was on Route 35 in Morgan. They presented Barbara Wilson and Her Personality Girls and Marco Marcella.

In 1938, Titgen’s Bar and Grill was on Ye Olde Spye Road in Morgan. They gave free hot roast sandwiches to their patrons.

In 1939 There was the Sea Shell Bar & Grill on Route 35. Here you could play shuffleboard. Tom’s Cocktail Cottage was on Old Shore Road/Route 35 in Morgan. Tom Watson was the manager.

In 1946, Ice’s Cocktail Lounge, Wines, Liquor and Beers was on State Highway 4 and 9 with William Vielhaukr as the proprietor.

If you have your own memories or past information from Middlesex or Union counties, you can email me at or send copies to me c/o CMD Media, 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 503, Elizabeth NJ, 07201.

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